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Location: 4th Floor, 1-32-13 Takadanobaba, 4th Floor, Shinjuku-ku, Shinjuku, Japan

Date: Sep 01, 2019
Time: Flexible
People Required: 10
Estimated Time Required: Ongoing

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Interested in traveling for a good cause? Join Peace Boat for the adventure of a lifetime!

Calling all teachers with a passion for peace-building and adventure! GET, Peace Boat's language training programme, is now accepting applications for volunteer English and Spanish language teachers for Peace Boat's 102nd voyage.

The 102nd Voyage will circumnavigate the globe visiting 23 ports in 20 countries, departing Kobe, Japan on September 1st, 2019 and returning to Yokohama, Japan on December 13th, 2019. You must also be able to participate in an orientation period which is scheduled to begin approximately one week prior to departure.

The deadline for the application is 17:00 JST (Japan Standard Time) on Friday, May 3rd, 2019. Interviews for international applicants are currently scheduled to take place via Skype between May 20-24, 2019, while those for national applicants are scheduled to take place at our Tokyo office on May 25th and 26th, 2019.

Learn about why you should apply for the GET Programme directly from past teachers:

Conditions of employment:
This position is for enthusiastic, highly motivated, dynamic individuals with a minimum of 18 months of full-time teaching experience. Applicants should be highly advanced speakers of English or Spanish, although it is not necessary to be a 'native' or 'first language' speaker. Certification, graduate degrees and/or multi-language abilities are highly regarded, though not required. Please note: this is a volunteer position, but voyage expenses are covered (valued at approximately 1.7 million JPY or 15,300 USD).

To apply:
please download the application pack available on our website:

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What is Peace Boat?
Peace Boat is an international non-governmental organization striving to build a culture of peace around the world by connecting people across borders and creating opportunities for learning, activism and cooperation. We achieve this through programs in which people from around the world participate in voyages onboard the Peace Boat. Peace Boat works in Special Consultative Status with UNESCO, and uses the ship as a platform to promote the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. Peace Boat is also a steering member of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), winner of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize.

Programs combine learning, activism, advocacy, and travel, enabling participants to learn first-hand about global issues such as war, environmental degradation, gender violence, and other issues. Participants experience grassroots peace-building efforts to find non-violent, creative, and constructive solutions, from local communities to global advocacy networks.

Given the wealth of opportunities that Peace Boat participants have to interact with people from around the world, it is important that they are equipped with the language skills necessary to make that interaction as fulfilling and meaningful as possible. To meet this need, both English and Spanish language classes are offered on each Peace Boat voyage, these being two of the most widely spoken languages of communication on the regular routes. Previous voyages have also seen classes in Russian, Vietnamese, Cantonese, French, Portuguese, Korean, and even Swahili. Peace Boat's onboard language programme is known as GET (Global English / Espanol Training). GET is a communication-based programme that aims to improve students' communicative ability and instill confidence in using English and/or Spanish through a dynamic combination of onboard classroom study, language based events and activities, and exchange programmes in ports of call. Furthermore, the GET Programme embraces the concept of Global Language - language as it is used daily around the world as a tool of communication between people from different cultures and countries. For teachers, the programme offers the opportunity to work with a great deal of autonomy, using their creativity both in and out of the classroom while enjoying the unique experience that is Peace Boat.

Who studies languages on Peace Boat?
A significant proportion of participants on board Peace Boat join the language programme. There is a representative cross-section of ages, coming from all walks of life. Some have studied English and/or Spanish extensively, while others are tackling the language for the first time. Motivations for studying and individual goals for language learning are equally diverse.

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